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Endocrine Society Opposes Trump’s Budget Cuts to Public Health, Research

The Endocrine Society warned that the president’s proposal to slash $7.16 billion, or more than a fifth, of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) budget, and $1.2 billion from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would hinder progress toward needed medical treatments and advances in public health and disease prevention. President Trump released...
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Ruth S. Weinstock Named ADA 2017 Outstanding Diabetes Clinician

Endocrine Society member Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association 2017 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award. Presented annually, the award honors meritorious contributions to diabetes clinical practice. Weinstock will be recognized with this honor during the Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions, June 9-13, 2017, in San Diego.   Weinstock is...
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Can Intensive Medical Treatment Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Hertzel C. Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC, of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada randomly divided 83 individuals with...
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Menopausal Hormone Therapy: A New Study Cuts to the Bone

As the Baby Boomer generation – and everyone else – gets older, the prevalence of bone-related conditions will continue to increase, disproportionately affecting women. New research shows that menopausal hormone therapy has a beneficial effect on bone strength. According to the Endocrine Society’s 2016 Endocrine Facts and Figures Report on Bone and Mineral, more than...
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Meet Endocrine Society President Lynnette K. Nieman, MD

Nieman, Lynnette - approved August 2015_jpg The Endocrine Society is pleased to welcome its president for 2017 — 2018, Lynnette Nieman, MD, who took office April 5. A senior investigator and chief of the Endocrinology Consultation Service at the NIH Clinical Center, her work focuses mostly on disorders of cortisol, though she has also worked on antiprogestins, leading to two commercialized...
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Recent Survey Finds Many Adults with Diabetes Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Certain Serious Illnesses

Many adults with diabetes are unaware of their increased risk for certain serious illnesses, according to a recent national, online consumer awareness survey sponsored by Merck and the American Diabetes Association, and conducted by Harris Poll. In the survey of 1,003 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes, respondents were twice as...
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Endocrine Reviews Journal to Debut New Look in June

Endocrine Reviews Cover Readers of Endocrine Reviews will be pleasantly surprised when they receive their June issue and see the journal’s new look, both inside and out. The bimonthly journal, published by the Endocrine Society since 1980, will undergo an entirely new redesign to give it a more contemporary look and enhance readability. The June issue of Endocrine...
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Childhood Exposure to Chernobyl Radiation Linked to Increased Risk of Thyroid Nodules

Children who were exposed to radiation following the Chernobyl nuclear accident in April 1986 may have an increased risk of developing thyroid nodules, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Elizabeth K. Cahoon, SM, MHS, PhD, of the Radiation Epidemiology Branch, DCEG, at the National...